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Dr. LAU Ngar-sze 劉雅詩

BSSc, PGDE, MPhil, PhD
LAU Ngar-sze received Bachelor of Social Sciences (Sociology) and Postgraduate Diploma of Education from CUHK. She completed her study of MPhil in Social Anthropology at Oxford (UK) and PhD in Religious Studies at Lancaster (UK) focusing on recent transnational meditation and mindfulness movement in contemporary mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with qualitative approaches. As a Registered Teacher of Education Bureau, she had served a secondary school as a subject coordinator of Ethics and Religious Studies for six years. She also had worked with CDC-HKEAA committee. Before joining Department of Social Sciences, she had worked at the Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education and Department of Special Education and Counselling as Teaching Fellow and Lecturer respectively, with over 13-year university-level teaching experiences. Since she was an adolescent, she has explored meditation in various traditions, including Buddhist Chan(Zen), vipassanā, Christian meditation, and several mindfulness-based programmes. Since 2007 she has started teaching positive education and particularly mindfulness for school students, in-service teachers and undergraduates. She has published papers on contemplative experiences, mindfulness education, values education and spiritual education in international journals and academic publisher, such as Routledge and Bloomsbury Academic. Dr. Lau received the inaugural Caring Teaching Award of Faculty of Education and Human Development (FEHD) at the university in 2021.

劉雅詩畢業於香港中文大學社會學系和教育文憑、英國牛津大學哲學碩士(社會人類學),英國蘭卡斯特大學哲學博士(宗教研究),主要研究中、港、台的跨國禪修和正念/靜觀運動發展。作為教育局註冊教師,她曾於中學教學六年,並擔任倫理宗教科科統籌,亦曾參與課程發展議會-香港考試評核局委員會工作。在加入社會科學系工作前,她曾於教大宗教教育與心靈教育中心和特殊教育與輔導學系任職專任導師和講師,具有超過13年大學教學經驗。自九十年代中開始她探究多種靜修方法,包括東方禪和內觀、西方默觀和多個靜觀/正念課程。具有超過廿五年學習不同靜修傳統的經驗。自2007年她開始向學生、在職老師和本科生等教授正念。她曾於多份國際期刊和學術出版社如Routledge 及Bloomsbury Academic 等發表有關靜修傳統、靜觀/正念教育、價值教育和靈性教育等學術文章。於2021年劉博士榮獲教育及人類發展學院首屆關愛育人獎。

Research interests


Values, Life and Positive education 正向教育、價值教育和生命教育

Contemplative and mindfulness education 靜修和正念教育

Religious and spiritual education 宗教和靈性教育

Mental health and inclusive education 精神健康和融合教育

Religion, health and mind-body healing 宗教、健康和身心療癒

Religion and contemporary Chinese societies 宗教與當代中國

Qualitative research and Ethnography 質性研究和民族誌

Teaching Interests


Contemplative and mindfulness education 靜修和正念(覺察) 教育

Positive, Values and Life education 正向教育、價值教育和生命教育

Inclusive education 融合教育

Religious and spiritual education 宗教和靈性教育

Chinese culture and identity 中國文化和身份

Qualitative research and ethnography 質性研究和民族誌

External Appointments

Editorial Board member, International Journal of Children's Spirituality (2018- )

Committee member, International Association of Children's Spirituality (2016- )

MA Thesis supervisor & Assistant Professor (Part-time) Fo Guang University, Taiwan R.O.C. (2021- )

Honorary Research Associate, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2019- )

Research Associate, Centre of Buddhist Studies, New Asia Institute of Advanced Chinese Studies [新亞研究所] (2019- )

Member, CDC-HKEAA Committee of Ethics and Religious Studies for New Senior Secondary, Education Bureau, HKSAR (2004-2008)

Setter, HKEAA, HKSAR (2005-2007)

Marker, HKEAA, HKSAR (2001-2006)

Reviewer of academic journals

International Journal of Children’s Spirituality



Psychology Health and Medicine


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